According to the data of UNICEF and of the UN Population Fund, at least 200 million girls and women across the world have suffered some form of genital mutilation. Girls up to the age of 14 account for 44 million of the total number of victims and the highest incidence in this age group is recorded in The Gambia, Mauritania and Indonesia, where about half the girls under 11 have undergone mutilation. Half the victims live in three countries, Egypt, Ethiopia and Indonesia. The majority of these girls were mutilated before they reached the age of five.
St. Peter’s Square
Dec. 19, 2018
What God are you?
We publish here excerpts from the short story by the Austrian Jewish writer entitled “Rachele ...
The violinist’s mother
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Children who emigrate alone and Sister Valdett
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